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Dolly Horrorshow
Blacks
Dolly Horrorshow
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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This is hardcore cowboy jazz, with ample flourishes of cabaret, Doors-like rock 'n' roll, ragtime, and primordial country blues. It manages to simultaneously spiral back to the beginnings of American roots music as well as...  more »

      
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All Artists: Blacks
Title: Dolly Horrorshow
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bloodshot Records
Original Release Date: 9/22/1998
Release Date: 9/22/1998
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Americana
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 744302003924

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This is hardcore cowboy jazz, with ample flourishes of cabaret, Doors-like rock 'n' roll, ragtime, and primordial country blues. It manages to simultaneously spiral back to the beginnings of American roots music as well as rocket to a grimy, lurid future.

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Alt. Country?
Lisa M. Stewart | Fayetteville, AR United States | 07/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To lable anything by The Blacks as alt. country is to narrow their scope quite drastically. Their appeal for me lies in there originality. They will eventually lie in the same ditch with Tom Waits and Nick Cave. The songs on Dolly Horrorshow have the uncanny ability to break your heart, make you seek whiskey soaked revenge for the lover that has done you wrong, and then (thanks to a nod to the great Bill Monroe on "I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning")to repent. But the repentence is never good enough. Like the stench of diesel fuel it hangs thick over your head. It will drown you. This album has loss and sorrow. It's steeped in a simple kind of madness. It's joy intoxicates. It sticks to you like kudzu and humidity. It lets you caress the heavens and scream with the demons. No one knows what to make of The Blacks. Where do we put them. Think Jim Thompson, Think Bukowski, Think the visions of Joan of Arc, think whatever you want but go pick up this album."
Insurgent country at its finest
sarah@miette.org | Chicago, IL | 01/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"New to the land of insurgent country, my first foray was The Blacks, and I would recommend the same introduction to any music lover -- a mix of country twang, off-kilter punk, and hearty "rawk", the Blacks are both sincere and sincerely talented. Extremely gritty and infectious, as if Whiskeytown and the Pixies got drunk and rocked out -- the Blacks are truly one of the best bands in their genre."
DOLLY HORRORSHOW- A Crucial Recording!
J.A.B. | Roanoke, Virginia United States | 10/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If Gram Parsons and Kurt Cobain were married and capable of having offspring, their son would be Danny Black; lead vocals and guitar for The Blacks. This is a crucial recording for those seeking a double shot of hillbilly with a punk rock chaser. Vocalist and bass slapper Gina Black sounds like a woman possessed by Satan at a Southern Baptist revival. Scary! Dolly Horrorshow is definitely a wild and torrid ride down a dark road."